Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard about IoT. But, do you know what exactly IoT is? In the simplest terms, IoT or Internet of Things refers to the network of connected devices that are capable of collecting and sharing data across the network. Over the past few years, IoT has grown in popularity and it’s believed that about 33 billion devices will be connected to IoT by 2020. But, we are not going to talk about why IoT is important or why it has grown in popularity. Rather, the focus of this article is IoT applications. So, let’s dive into a few applications of IoT by industry. Internet of Things Home Innovation Imagine a world where people’s homes could listen to them, talk to them and make decisions. In fact, this is already happening. Connected devices inside homes allow you to control your appliances like lights and HVAC with smartphones. There are more advanced options too, such as smart refrigerators. Have you heard of Amazon Alexa? It’s an IoT device capable of performing a variety of tasks such as calling an Uber, ordering items for you from Amazon.com and playing music.